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Popular Articles from: CSL shares lower but not for long to Qantas posts "unacceptable" result

CSL shares lower but not for long

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis

InvoCare posts 45.8pc rise in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) on Tuesday announced a 45.8 per cent rise in comparable net profit to $30 million for the half year to 30 June, after the funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator's cost management offset a lower-than-expected number of deaths

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The Australian REIT reported more modest gains on the income front, announcing a distribution of 43.5 cents a share, up 6 per cent on fiscal 2015

Is the Italian banking system insolvent?

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Growth assets for the new financial year

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 12 Jul 2016

So, which asset classes might perform better in the new financial year? Small was beautiful in the year to 30 June, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index posting its first fall in four years, dropping by 4.1 per cent to finish at 5,233.

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Mayne Pharma expects the acquisition of the 37 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved products, as well as another five that are awaiting approval from the FDA, to propel the company into the top 25 retail generic drug companies in the US

3 stocks set for strong cash-flow growth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Jun 2016

The investment firm believes a focus on free cash flow yield and free cash flow growth is particularly interesting at present given the market's preoccupation with dividend yields against a backdrop of low competing interest rates

4 top ASX-listed technology stocks

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 May 2016

REA Group (REA) and SEEK Limited (SEK) have outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 over the past year, and newer technology stocks WiseTech Global (WTC) and Aconex (ACX) have also performed well, representing the strong growth potential of technology shares, though investors may have to pay a relatively high price for their strong performance

Negative gearing changes could hit shares

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 May 2016

The negative gearing debate may have made property investors nervous, but the stock market could also feel the effects of any changes

NAB delivers $3.3bn profit, flat dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 May 2016

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Thursday announced a 6.5 per cent rise in cash profit, a preferred measure of underlying performance among the big four banks, to $3.3 billion for the half year to the end of March 2016

LICs facing stiff competition

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 12 Apr 2016

Some listed investment companies (LICs) can offer the best of both worlds--lower costs compared to traditional managed funds while at the same time being actively managed, offering the potential to outperform benchmark indices and rival exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Telstra's net profit down, lifts dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove/Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

Brookfield buys Asciano, QBE in line

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Asciano (AIO)

Suncorp's fiscal 2015 earnings in line

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Aug 2015

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Tuesday announced a profit for the financial year to 30 June 2015 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 55 per cent

How to defer tax

Author: Westpac advisers
Date: 25 Jun 2015

Diana Saad, senior financial planner, Westpac Premium 1) Set up a discretionary trust

Macquarie beats forecasts with $1.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 May 2015

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a 27 per cent rise in net profit to $1.6 billion for the 2015 fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, beating both Morningstar and consensus estimates

5 key drivers of quality ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

Last year, assets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hit a record high, according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management head of South-east Asia passive investments Sam Manchanda

Volatility not an accurate risk measure

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

Woolworths cuts guidance as profit slips

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Feb 2015

Australian retail giant Woolworths (WOW) on Friday announced a 3.1 per cent fall in net profit to $1.28 billion for the half year ended 4 January 2015

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

1 income stock flying under the radar

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Jul 2014

Morningstar's readers would have read about the income opportunities in the Australian real estate investment trust (AREIT) sector

Tax matters: Choose your investments carefully

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 05 Jun 2014

Westpac impresses with $7.6bn profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Nov 2014

Westpac Group (WBC) on Monday announced an 8 per cent rise in cash profit to $7.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2014, in line with both Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Woolworths records strong sales

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Jul 2013

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths (WOW) on Tuesday announced a 4.7 per cent rise in sales from its Australian Food and Liquor division for the 2013 financial year, adjusted for the impact of a 53rd week of trading.

4 reasons to like Woodside and Santos

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, Morningstar assigned a narrow-moat rating to Santos Limited (STO) as a result of Australia's number two oil-and-gas company now possessing cost advantages on a number of fronts

Macquarie posts 39pc lift in profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Nov 2013

Macquarie Group (MQG) on Friday announced a net profit of $501 million for the half year to the end of September 2013, up 39 per cent on the same period in the previous year

The hunt for value

Author: Brook Sweeney
Date: 04 Jun 2014

This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios

5 ways to protect your retirement

Author: Chris Hogan
Date: 05 Nov 2013

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and investors generally need to take steps to mitigate the potentially destructive impact of sequencing risk on their retirement portfolios

Qantas posts "unacceptable" result

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Qantas Airways

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